First fire fee bills going out next month
Nearly a million rural Californians will begin receiving their first "fire fee" bills two weeks from Monday. The state expects to collect around $90 million to help pay for Cal Fire protection in some rural areas of the state.
The average bill is $150 per year. They'll be mailed out alphabetically by county.
Cal Fire says there are roughly 825,000 homes, barns, stables, and out-buildings in the 31 million acres covered by the fee.
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